Oscar Wilde only published one novel, that novel revolved around a very strange young man in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890).
Basil Hallward is an artist who has created a masterpiece with a young man named Dorian Gray as the subject. The artist is impressed and becomes infatuated with Dorian’s beauty and full heartedly believing that it has brought a new mode to his art style.
Dorian seems very vain and makes an innocent wish in order to preserve his youth forever. He falls in love with a theater actress and goes as far to propose marriage, but comes to the realization that only her acting was beautiful and not her. The actress kills herself and Dorian realizes the truth behind his wish and spends the next eighteen years experimenting with every sin, while remaining his unchanging self and something else takes the effects of his actions.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the third book in Classics month
The Picture of Dorian Gray can be found in your local library, the website for the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can be found here or at your local Barnes and Noble in Hackensack.
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